GIS Industry

GIS is applied in just about all fields of the working world.  These areas range from agriculture (farm and ranch management) to social sciences (psychology and criminal justice) to name a few.  It is not limited to just Geography.  Architectural areas could include professionals who are municipal engineers using GIS for city planning. An entomologist can discover different areas where insects are indigenous. This enables them study ways to apply pest control against palmetto bugs in the southern areas like Florida or find cures for many maladies like malaria.

In other words, there are thousands of areas that utilize Geographical Information Systems.  Discover the diverse layers of the world.

Industry Sector Overview
  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
Retailers, realtors, insurers, asset managers, and others seeking to understand markets better than ever before find that GIS assists in many ways.
Health and Human Services
  • Managed Care
  • Academics
  • Public Health
Health and Human Services industries work to understand relationships between providers, employers, and consumers.
  • Schools(k-12)
  • Colleges
  • Libraries
With GIS, students and faculty can integrate and evaluate data from many sources to develop new theories and knowledge. This helps prepare students to meet the demands of the twenty-first-century workforce.
Utilities and Communications
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Water/wastewater
For utility and communication companies, GIS provides a common platform to access business data, manage assets, update network information, integrate work orders, find customer information, and prepare reports.
  • Highways
  • Ports / Maritime
  • Public Transit
Transportation professionals the world over have discovered and embraced GIS as an important tool in managing, planning, evaluating, and maintaining transportation systems.
Mapping and Charting
  • Nautical
  • Aeronautical
  • Cartographic
Organizations are responsible for managing large volumes of data and must be able to produce professional, standardized maps from their libraries of data, GIS does that.
Natural Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Marine / Coast
As natural resource managers you rely on the analytical power of GIS for help in making critical decisions as you manage the earth's resources.
  • Surveying
  • Economic Development
  • Public Works
Today, government invests heavily in geospatial data and technology because nearly everything in the public realm happens in the context of geography.